The Fugitive

The Judgment (1) - S4-E28

Continuity mistake: The date of Helen Kimble's murder is given here as Sept. 19, 1961. Previous episodes, however, had established it as occurring on Sept. 17, 1960.

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The Judgment (2) - S4-E29

Continuity mistake: In flashback, we see the one-armed man kill Helen Kimble by striking her with a heavy lamp. All through the earlier seasons, though, we were repeatedly told that Helen had been strangled.

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Storm Center - S1-E28

Audio problem: The house Kimble and Marcie are holed up in certainly has remarkable soundproofing. There's a 100 mph hurricane raging outside, yet the moment they close the door, it's completely quiet inside. Throughout the episode, the storm sounds are audible only faintly, and only when the hurricane is relevant to the story line.

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Never Wave Goodbye (2) - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In Part 1, Kimble worried about Gerard tracing him by a match he left behind. We got a close-up when he tore the match out of the book: it was the 3rd in a row of 5. But here, as he looks at the matchbook and worries again, the close-up shows the only match missing from the book is the 5th one.

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Never Stop Running - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Ralph's brother hits him over the head with a bottle, which shatters. When Kimble runs past the same spot a few shots later, though, the broken glass is gone.

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The Judgment (2) - S4-E29

Continuity mistake: Throughout the show's early episodes, Helen Kimble's dress on the night she was murdered was described as blue or blue-gray. Here, in the flashback to the murder, she's wearing an evening gown that isn't blue or gray, but pink.

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Wife Killer - S3-E17

Factual error: The Baker City Herald's office door misspells the word "personnel" with a sign reading, "Authorized Personel Only." Pretty poor editing for a newspaper office.

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Never Stop Running - S1-E26

Factual error: This is the only episode in which we see Kimble hotwire and steal a car. But he does it in seconds (two whole decades before MacGyver), with nothing but a foil cigarette package liner. Not likely. He'd need a screw driver or pocket knife, at the very least.

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Storm Center - S1-E28

Factual error: Harry falls overboard from the boat's port side. Kimble sees this happen, yet in the next shot, he runs to the starboard side to look for some sign of Harry in the water.

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Angels Travel on Lonely Roads (2) - S1-E22

Visible crew/equipment: After Kimble finishes stacking wood in the barn and is putting his shirt back on, the boom shadow moves across the wooden chair hanging on the wall behind him.

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Terror at High Point - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Dan tosses a silver dollar into the puddle of water and we see it sink. A few shots later, though, the coin is visible again, impossibly "floating" on the puddle's surface.

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Where the Action Is - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: Kimble and Chris are on a busy freeway with several other cars when a police car pulls them over. But when they stop, the other cars all vanish and the road is suddenly deserted.

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The Girl from Little Egypt - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: In the flashback to the night of Helen's murder, Kimble drives to the deserted lake after their argument. When he opens the car door, the wing window reflects several film crew members very clearly, including one person's arm and wristwatch.

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Glass Tightrope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Kimble's wanted poster in this episode lists his birthplace as Beloit, Wisconsin. In every other episode featuring close-ups of the poster, Kimble's birthplace is Stafford, Indiana.

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Never Stop Running - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: The stunt man's face can be seen during Kimble's fight with Ralph outside the hospital.

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The Last Oasis - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: During the race through the desert in Annie's Jeep, the rear-screen projection couldn't be more obvious. In the supposedly speeding vehicle, Annie's hair is blowing slightly, but Kimble's never moves at all.

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The White Knight - S3-E26

Visible crew/equipment: In the middle of the desert, the side of the white van Kimble drives captures the image of two huge rectangular studio light reflectors.

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A.P.B. - S2-E28

Revealing mistake: At the beginning, the stunt man seen running toward the train in profile (when Kimble jumps aboard the freight car) is very easy to spot.

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Nightmare at Northoak - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Gerard leaves the cell block, Kimble is at the cell door with his hands on the bars. Next shot, as Gerard exits, the cell door is visible in the background, and Kimble is no longer standing there. But in an immediate cut back to the cell, he's back with his hands on the bars again.

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Somebody to Remember - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: The wine crates on Kimble's hand truck in the opening scenes shift positions by themselves between takes.

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Home Is the Hunted - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Kimble goes home to Stafford, Indiana. But a sign visible when he gets off the bus says he's in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Never Wave Goodbye (2) - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Gerard is rowing the life raft with his back to the shoreline. But in the next shot, he's instantly facing in the other direction as the waves begin tossing the raft.

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Glass Tightrope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Rowland's wife unfolds Kimble's wanted poster, the center crease is peaked toward her. But when we see a close-up of it, the poster has been folded the opposite way, with the crease pointing away from her.

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Smoke Screen - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Dr. Kimble says here that he interned in New York. In "The Survivors," we were told that he interned at County Hospital in Fairgreen, Indiana.

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The Chinese Sunset - S3-E23

Revealing mistake: Kimble and Eddie take an elevator down to the parking garage. When the doors open, you can see that there's no break in the floor between the garage and the elevator car. It's solid concrete.

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Storm Center - S1-E28

Audio problem: When Kimble and Marcie are trying to keep the boat from slipping its moorings in the storm, he shouts for her to "Get that line free." But his lips aren't moving with the words.

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Echo of a Nightmare - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: During the fight in the farmhouse, Kimble's stunt double is very obvious. You can see his face in several shots.

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Show generally

Factual error: The train transporting Kimble to the death house in the very first scene is a modern American train, but the cars during the derailing appear to be from the 1800's, then the wrecked cars have French writing describing the rail line.

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The Breaking of the Habit - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Kimble was gimpy early in the episode, because he had been shot in the leg. During the episode he refuses any treatment. But near the end of the episode he is seen walking without a limp and in perfect health.

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The Judgment (2) - S4-E29

Visible crew/equipment: The tailgate of Lloyd Chandler's station wagon, and the door of Gerard's car a few minutes later both capture reflections of studio lights and the camera crew.

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The Judgment (1) - S4-E28

Visible crew/equipment: When Gerard opens the precinct office door, its glass shows us several studio reflectors.

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Dossier on a Diplomat - S4-E25

Continuity mistake: Kimble tells Hobart there's no new evidence that could get him another trial. But maybe Dr. Kimble is suffering from amnesia. In the past 3 1/2 seasons, he's uncovered no fewer than four potential witnesses who could provide new evidence in a second trial.

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The Last Oasis - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: Within hours of being shot in the leg and having the bullet dug out without anesthetic (unless a slug of whiskey counts), Kimble is not even limping.

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The Breaking of the Habit - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Kimble enters Sister Veronica's room, closes the door and walks toward her. Then the shot cuts to a closer angle, and he's closing the door over again.

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Passage to Helena - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: Rafe and Kimble escape handcuffed together. They break the linking chain with a rock: each then wears a single bracelet. But when he kneels to examine the dead deputy, Kimble is wearing a cuff with an intact chain and an empty bracelet hanging from it.

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Right in the Middle of the Season - S4-E11

Revealing mistake: When Kimble exits the police station and closes the door, the set wall wobbles.

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A Clean and Quiet Town - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: The rear tires on Kimble's car get stuck in the sand and spin when he's trying to U-turn and avoid the roadblock. After the police order him to drive back to town with them, however, the car wheels somehow unstick themselves, and Kimble has no trouble at all driving out of the sand pit.

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The Other Side of the Coin - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When Sheriff Corby arrests Kimble outside the boarding house, the front door is open and the porch light is on. In the next shot, as they get in the car and drive away, the house door has closed itself and the porch light is off.

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The White Knight - S3-E26

Factual error: Madison's 1966 Lincoln Continental is equipped with a car phone, a luxury that, in the 1960s, required a very large external antenna. Somehow, though, Madison's phone works without one.

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Middle of a Heat Wave - S3-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Laurel's sister comes to Kimble's hotel room to confront him, an equipment shadow moves across one of the walls, and is reflected in the mirror behind them.

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All the Scared Rabbits - S3-E7

Plot hole: Peggy's old car is left behind in town when the police pick up Kimble and drive him out to the country house in their cruiser. No one goes back for Peggy's car, yet it's somehow back at the house at the end, just in time for Kimble to escape in it.

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Season 2 generally

Audio problem: When the mayor stalks out of Vilattic's office, we hear the sound effect of the door slamming before it actually closes.

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Season 2 generally

Continuity mistake: Kimble is wounded in the leg and is limping badly when he escapes at the end. Yet in the epilogue, supposedly occurring soon after, he's walking down a road with no sign of the limp, and has also acquired a cowboy hat that he didn't have before.

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Season 2 generally

Continuity mistake: The captured Kimble lies face down on the ground and rests his head on his folded arms. When the shot cuts to a close-up, however, he's suddenly resting on his elbows and looking up instead.

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Season 2 generally

Continuity mistake: The leaves sticking to the back of Kimble's coat change positions completely between takes.

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Second Sight - S4-E7

Plot hole: Kimble enters the bar in the midst of a fight between photographer Howie and a man he tried to blackmail. Kimble comes in too late to hear what the scuffle is about, yet after breaking it up, he somehow knows all about the incriminating photo that sparked it.

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The Judgment (1) - S4-E28

Continuity mistake: Kimble's nephew Billy is mistakenly listed as "Bobby" in the end credits.

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A Clean and Quiet Town - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: The one-armed man, whose name was earlier established to be Fred Johnson, is for some reason re-named Cramer in this episode's credits.

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The End Is But the Beginning - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: Kimble writes a letter to his father that refers to his brother "Doug." But in "Home is the Hunted," his only brother's name was Ray.

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In a Plain Paper Wrapper - S3-E29

Factual error: Even though it's Sunday, Gary is somehow able to pick up a package at the post office, which is open when it shouldn't be.

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The End Game - S1-E29

Continuity mistake: We're told here that 4 jurors held out for a not-guilty verdict at Kimble's trial. In "Search in a Windy City," it was said to be 3 jurors.

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Last Second of a Big Dream - S2-E30

Continuity mistake: Kimble is locked in a tiger cage with a waffle-pattern wire mesh. But when he asks the major for help and the shot cuts to a close-up, Kimble is behind ordinary vertical bars, and the mesh has disappeared.

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A.P.B. - S2-E28

Revealing mistake: Matt Mooney pulls open the freight car's door, and we can see the swiftly passing landscape outside, but not a hair on his head is disturbed by the wind. Rear screen projections don't generate much of a breeze.

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The Judgment (2) - S4-E29

Continuity mistake: The one-armed man orders Chandler to get up off the ground. In close-up, we see him sit up. But in the very next shot, he's flat on his back and sits up again.

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Corner of Hell - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: Gerard drives away in his '64 Ford Galaxie, and the side of the shiny new car captures a clear reflection of several studio lights and reflectors.

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Tiger Left, Tiger Right - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: We hear Pryor's half of the conversation with the kidnapper, then the tape of both their voices played back by the police. On the tape, Pryor's inflections and pauses are completely different from the "live" conversation.

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Tiger Left, Tiger Right - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Kimble's been kidnapped and held for ransom. He had nothing with him when he was taken, yet when he leaves the abandoned house with the kidnappers, he has a small suitcase. When they drop him off on the road, he doesn't have it. When, in the epilogue, he's shown walking, he's carrying a different, larger suitcase.

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Man in a Chariot - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: As Kimble gets into Gould's VW, the car door captures a fleeting but clear reflection of the film crew.

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Wife Killer - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: Barbara searches the one-armed man's wallet. We see an insert shot of two cards, both with the signature "Fred Johnson." But in the next moment, she claims that no two of the IDs are the same before saying, "Oh, wait, here are two." She then "finds" the cards she'd already found in the earlier shot.

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Wife Killer - S3-E17

Revealing mistake: The one-armed man's car goes off a cliff and instantly changes color and model type on the way down, exposing the use of poorly-matched stock footage.

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The Judgment (2) - S4-E29

Revealing mistake: The last scenes of the grand finale/climax occur in an abandoned amusement park that's supposed to be in inland Indiana. But several shots with the Pacific Ocean "lurking" in the background (despite the cameraman's best efforts to hide or avoid it), as well as palm trees, and ocean sounds intruding on the soundtrack, reveal that the actual shooting location was in Southern California.

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The Judgment (1) - S4-E28

Visible crew/equipment: When Kimble gets into the cab, the vehicle's shiny yellow side captures a reflection of the entire camera crew.

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The Shattered Silence - S4-E27

Continuity mistake: Kimble is wounded in the left arm. But at the end, as he makes his way down the mountain, he's holding and favoring his right arm.

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The Judgment (1) - S4-E28

Continuity mistake: Kimble walks out of Jean's apartment, leaving his bag behind. But in the very next shot, he's holding the bag as he comes out of the building.

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Death Is the Door Prize - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: Marcia demonstrates an early home video recorder at the trade show. Her camera set-up should record her test subjects from a lefthand angle. But her tapes show them all from a righthand angle - the position of the actual studio camera.

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The Other Side of the Coin - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: Corby hides Kimble in the trunk of his car. When it's partially opened, we see Kimble in a horizontal bar of sunlight. After Corby slams the trunk shut, we see another shot of Kimble, who should now be in the dark, still illuminated by the bar of sunlight.

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Season 2 generally

Revealing mistake: During the fight with Fallon, Kimble's stunt double is glaringly obvious. He's taller and thinner, and doesn't even have the same color hair.

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Ill Wind - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: Kimble and Gerard are sitting on the ground, handcuffed together. But without unlocking the restraints, Gerard stands up while Kimble remains seated, and moves several feet away, no longer linked to his prisoner. When he sits down, though, they're suddenly cuffed to each other again.

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Running Scared - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: The prosecutor at Kimble's trial is said here to have been Mike Ballinger. But in the earlier "Girl From Little Egypt," the prosecutor's name was Lester Rand.

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Last Second of a Big Dream - S2-E30

Continuity mistake: The tiger claw scars on the major's face disappear, reappear, and change configuration throughout the episode.

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Moon Child - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: Kimble orders coffee and a bowl of chili from the diner's owner, George. But George serves him a glass of water with the chili, and never does bring the coffee. Later, when the sheriff arrives and wants Kimble's dishes to get fingerprints, a cup of coffee mysteriously appears next to the bowl of chili.

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Corner of Hell - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: When Kimble leaps from the truck and runs into the woods, the stunt double's face is visible.

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Wife Killer - S3-E17

Revealing mistake: The one-armed man steals a car and a chase ensues. But during that chase, the stunt driver's two arms and two hands are briefly visible on the steering wheel of the fleeing car.

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Passage to Helena - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: When Rafe is shot at the end, the gun he was holding in his right hand disappears between shots.

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Landscape with Running Figures (1) - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: Here, Gerard's wife (and he had only one) is a brunette named Marie. In "May God Have Mercy," she was a blonde named Ann.

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